The Rock Wall

In a little over a year, Kimball and I went from no grandchildren to four. At straight up 12 noon Monday, Sept. 9, grandbaby No. 4 made such a quick appearance that his daddy, Cain Gilfoil, who was eating lunch, almost missed it. Snider Cain’s due date was supposed to be Sept. 8, his daddy’s

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Crappie Masters Team of the Year

MATTHEW AND BRUCE ROGERS ROLL TO ONE POLE VICTORY – In what could be called one of the best runs in years in tournament fishing, Matthew and father, Bruce Rogers, put a stamp on it by winning the Crappie Masters sponsored by the renewable Fuels Association Ethanol Fueled with Pride; American Ethanol and Bass Pro

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VFW to celebrate 100 years

Spicer-Grimsley VFW Post 257 will celebrate their 100 anniversary at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Land-of Lakes Fairgrounds. Join the Post members for a free meal cooked by the Stewards (formerly County Line BBQ). Invitation list includes several local, state and national officials and the local citizenry. Come out to the Fairgrounds

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Mike Parson announces run for Missouri Governor in 2020

Governor Mike Parson announced his bid for the Missouri Governor’s Office on Sunday in Bolivar, in the county he had previously served as sheriff before he successfully ran for State Representative, then for State Senator then for Lt. Governor. He then moved into the Governor’s office upon the resignation of former Governor Eric Greitens. Parson

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SCHELL CITY CROWNS FESTIVAL ROYALTY

SCHELL CITY CROWNS FESTIVAL ROYALTY – Five citizens of the Schell City area were crowned the Schell City Fall Festival Royalty on Friday, Sept. 6. They are (from left) Prince Elton Armstrong, Princess Brooklyn Foreman, Lil Princess Arayah Copes-Chambers, Lil Prince Aiden Terry and queen Kayla Goodman.

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Buy native trees and shrubs from MDC State Forest Nursery

Need trees and shrubs for your landscape? Go native with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Native trees and shrubs can help improve wildlife habitat and soil and water conservation while also improving the appearance and value of private property. MDC’s George O. White State Forest Nursery near Licking offers a variety of low-cost native

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MFA WALKER BOOKKEEPER HONORED

MFA WALKER BOOKKEEPER HONORED – Betsy Foreman, bookkeeper at MFA in Walker received recognition as a 2019 MFA Values Champion for Region 5 at MFA’s annual sales kickoff held in Columbia Aug. 13-15 FROM MFA CEO Ernie Verslues. MFA values Honesty and Integrity, Team Spirit, Accountability, Innovation and Technology, Customer Partnering and Stewardship. Her nominator

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Walker Fun Days Schedule for 2019

Friday. Sept. 20: 6:30 Opening Ceremony 7 p.m. WCBA food booth will have pulled pork sandwiches and hot dogs to sell. 4-H will have pop, candy bars, and popcorn to sell. 8 p.m. Free Movie in the Park by 4-H. Saturday: Sept. 21: 8 a.m. NEVC FFA Breakfast 8 a.m. Booths set up. 9 Silent

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Band Manager Misses a Beat

The Municipal Band Manager submitted the 2019 picture of Band members and accidentally forgot to mention that the picture was taken by Brent Hillsman. I would like to correct that mistake and express my appreciation to Brent for taking care of this annual photography project for many years. He gets everything set up, works with

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BBB warns of scammers impersonating census workers

With the 2020 U.S. Census approaching, consumers should guard their identity against fraudulent requests for their personal information by phone, by email or in person while complying with official government requests for information. Census forms have begun printing and will hit consumers’ mailboxes in spring 2020. In areas where mail delivery is difficult or nonexistent,

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